Thank You GC! Emily Dirks

Remember the post we did on GC student and Girl Scout, Emily Dirks, and her amazing Guatemalan service project? Emily is back on the blog to thank everyone who donated recorders and to fill you in on her successful trip. Please see her email and photos below.

Hello,

I wanted to thank everyone who donated recorders. I can’t even begin to explain to you what a big hit there were. The children were so happy to get them, and we had a wonderful afternoon trying to teach them some songs. Believe me laughter transcends language. It’s amazing how such a small thing like a recorder can brighten the lives of these children. Each and everyone of them are so very precious.
The rest of the trip was also a huge success. The house that we built came out good and we all spent time with the locals on different social work visits, and we each had a day in the life of a different merchant. This trip was very humbling, and I hope one day to return to Guatemala on another service trip.

Thanks again,

Emily Dirks

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